Yolandi Groenewald

Yolandi Groenewald is a South African environmental reporter, particularly experienced in the investigative field. After 10 years at the Mail & Guardian, she signed on with City Press in 2011. Her investigative environmental features have been recognised with numerous national journalism awards. Her coverage revolves around climate change politics, land reform, polluting mines, and environmental health. The world’s journey to find a deal to address climate change has shaped her career to a great degree. Yolandi attended her first climate change conference in Montreal in 2005. In the last decade, she has been present at seven of the COP’s, including the all-important COP15 in Copenhagen in 2009. South Africa’s own addiction to coal in the midst of these talks has featured prominently in her reports.

New shots fired in banking wars

Consumers can only benefit as the big four banks give in to pressure from low-fee upstarts and digital newcomers

Small power’s green light gets brighter

Efforts are under way to make it easier for firms, farms and households to sell electricity to the grid

Patrice’s rainbow empire

Self-made billionaire Patrice Motsepe embraces disruption and renewables in growth strategy

Eskom burns on through bailout

Despite alarm over the recent lifeline, state says the power utility is not on the brink of collapse

Retail focus for banking’s phoenix

The African Bank, which relied on unsecured lending, has diversified its product offerings

On the horns of a dilemma

Ahead of a crucial conference on international wildlife, the debate over whether to allow trade in rhino horn to fund conservation efforts rages on

Headless cats and government promises back in 2005

Government interest in the pollution claims appears to have been aroused by Constitutional Court action launched against President Thabo Mbeki

MultiChoice set for organic growth

The firm is countering threats from streaming services and is investing strongly in local content

The exotic game market goes bang

Insane prices were paid for high-value species — then there was a lull, followed by a crash

COP24 ignores dire climate warnings

The climate conference delivered a rulebook but nations failed to pledge to do more to cut emissions

Money issues bedevil climate talks

But SA’s delegation leader Derek Hanekom believes everyone wants to see a deal reached

Africa firmly in AB InBev’s crosshairs

The behemoth brewer has grown almost as much as it can but one continent remains untapped

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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